In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1nadanothing has changed — nada ha cambiado
- he gave us nothing — no nos dio nada
- she said nothing to me — a mí no me dijo nada
- she said nothing else — no dijo nada más
- we achieved absolutely nothing — no logramos absolutamente nada
- you're hurt — it's nothing — te has hecho daño — no es nada
- it's soup or nothing, I'm afraid — lo siento, pero hay sopa o nada
- it's better than nothing, I suppose — hombre, peor es nada
- I thought a clerk's job was better than nothing — pensé que trabajar de oficinista era mejor que nada
- there's nothing worse — no hay nada peor
- there's nothing to eat — no hay nada de comer
- I have nothing more to say — no tengo nada más que decir
- there's nothing we can do — no podemos hacer nada
- there's really nothing of the genius about him — en realidad no tiene nada de genio
- nothing doing! — ¡de eso nada!
- there's nothing for it — no hay más remedio
- there was nothing for it but to trust them — no había más remedio que confiar en ellos
- there's nothing in it
- there's nothing in it, they're just friends — no hay nada entre ellos, son solo amigos
- there's nothing in it as they come around the final bend — van muy igualados al llegar a la curva final
- this one may cost a bit more but there's nothing in it really — puede que este cueste algo más pero la diferencia es mínima
- there's nothing to it — (it's easy) es muy fácil
- The final ten minutes of the piece are nothing like anything in the rest of the film which is a real shame.
- If you get it wrong, there's nothing you can do, you're never gonna make anything good.
- I can see nothing nor hear anything but I get a prickling feeling on the back of my neck.
- Of course, none of this has happened yet, and it very well may be that nothing comes of anything.
- What we have today is a diluted bill that does nothing to repeal anything.
- There is nothing permanent about anything positive or negative in our lives.
- I don't have to do anything, or say anything, and nothing I do do will be assessed.
- What's the use, it never changes anything, nothing ever happens at all.
- Don't worry though - if you haven't done anything wrong you've nothing to fear.
- So off I went again, browsing the site knowing that I could afford a CD single and nothing else.
- There has been nothing to suggest anything odd was happening at their house.
- Anastasia stood still, looking around for anything suspicious, but nothing happened.
- So there was nothing extremist about anything the family have said so far.
- It's not like him and Melissa did anything wrong so he had nothing to be worried about.
- They are with an unloved partner because, ultimately, anything is better than nothing.
- They didn't take anything because there was nothing for them to take.
- The other two plans are to do nothing or have a single congestion charging zone.
- Those people who discard anything unwanted at their feet may see nothing wrong or offensive about their behaviour.
- This is just incredible, it's nothing like anything in Ohio that I've ever worked on.
- I could find nothing wrong in anything that John Howard said in his speech today.
- she gave it to me for nothing — me lo dio gratis
- it was all for nothing — todo fue en vano
- I'd been worrying constantly: all for nothing — tanto preocuparme para nada
- all her precautions went for nothing — todas sus precauciones fueron en vano
- not for nothing was he called Ivan the Terrible — no en vano / no por nada se le llamaba Iván el Terrible
- if nothing else — (at least) por lo menos
- nothing but
- he reads nothing but science fiction — no lee más que ciencia ficción
- I've heard nothing but good about her — todo lo que me han dicho de ella ha sido bueno
- she's caused nothing but trouble — no ha causado (nada) más que problemas
- he's nothing but a pompous old fool — no es más que un pedante imbécil
- nothing if not
- he's nothing if not reliable — es totalmente de fiar
- they treated us nothing if not fairly — nos trataron con total justicia
- nothing less than
- it's nothing less than scandalous/a disgrace — es verdaderamente escandaloso/una verdadera vergüenza
- nothing like
- there's nothing like a shower to freshen you up — no hay (nada) como una ducha para refrescarse
- there's nothing like it — es lo mejor que hay
- she's nothing like her mother — no se parece en nada a su madre
- I'm sure it cost her nothing like $500 — estoy seguro de que no le costó 500 dólares ni mucho menos
- nothing more than
- it's nothing more than a scratch — no es más que un rasguño
- nothing much
- nothing much happened — no pasó gran cosa
- there was nothing much I could say — no pude decir gran cosa
- nothing short of
- the idea's nothing short of absurd — la idea cae de lleno en lo absurdo
- the consequences would be nothing short of disastrous — las consecuencias no serían ni más ni menos que desastrosas
2(worthless thing, person)in his eyes I'm a nothing — para él soy un cero a la izquierda
- this is a mere nothing to what they spend on food and drink — esto no es nada comparado con lo que gastan en comida y bebida
- to whisper sweet nothings — susurrar palabras de amor
- he whispered sweet nothings in her ear — le susurraba palabras de amor al oído
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